Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — 5 Mar 2008 at 19:00
moved Amendment No. 144B:
After Clause 129, insert the following new Clause-
"Blasphemy and blasphemous libel
(1) The offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel under the common law of England and Wales are abolished.
(2) In section 1 of the Criminal Libel Act 1819 (60 Geo. 3 & 1 Geo. 4 c. 8) (orders for seizure of copies of blasphemous or seditious libel) the words "any blasphemous libel, or" are omitted.
(3) In sections 3 and 4 of the Law of Libel Amendment Act 1888 (c. 64) (privileged matters) the words "blasphemous or" are omitted.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) (and the related repeals in Schedule 38) extend to England and Wales only."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 144B) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 148; Not-Contents, 87.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||7||57 (+2 tell)||32.0%|
|Lab||88 (+2 tell)||4||42.7%|
|The of Durham||Bishop||aye|
|The of Portsmouth||Bishop||aye|
|Hodgson of Astley Abbotts||Con||aye|
|Norton of Louth||Con||aye|
|The of Onslow||Con||aye|
|Patten of Barnes||Con||aye|
|Armstrong of Ilminster||Crossbench||no|
|Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench||no|
|Howarth of Breckland||Crossbench||no|
|Neill of Bladen||Crossbench||no|
|O'Neill of Bengarve||Crossbench||no|
|Saltoun of Abernethy||Crossbench||no|
|Clarke of Hampstead||Lab||no|
|Davies of Coity||Lab||no|
|The of Mar and Kellie||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Steel of Aikwood||LDem||no|